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Some 45 people donned their finest Harris Tweed outfits for a cycle ride around Stornoway, in what is now becoming an annual event.


Similar bike rides with tweed-adorned riders are held all over the world, including England, Russia and Japan.


Organiser, Catherine Maclean, from An Lanntair arts centre said it seem such an obvious event to stage since “we are in the land of Harris Tweed.”


Harris Tweed bike rides are popular worldwide and “we thought we should have one here on the island.


“The first year was so successful and such a nice event so we carried it on. Now it has grown year on year.”


Harris Tweed is a distinctive signature icon locally which is “immensely important for the islands and it is great for us to celebrate that in a fun way,” added Ms Maclean.




Best dressed adult rider, Barbara Ziehm, was presented with a Tour de France-style yellow jumper - knitted from Harris wool, the yarn used in weaving the famous textile - for her stylish Harris Tweed cycle helmet.

Alice Reid, 6, from Stornoway was awarded the prize of a white coloured Harris wool jumper for being the best turned-out youngster.


Harris Tweed bike ride

15 April 2018

Photos:   Harris Tweed Bike Ride

Photos:   Harris Tweed Bike Ride